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Author Topic: Anyone here of TVI Audio line arrays?  (Read 40999 times)

jeffhtg (Jeff Kenney)

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Re: Anyone here of TVI Audio line arrays?
« Reply #40 on: March 22, 2008, 11:21:10 pm »

I keep chuckling every time I see the ebay ad.

and I almost got excited there was actually a review here.. not really.. but sort of.
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Tim Duffin

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Re: Anyone here of TVI Audio line arrays?
« Reply #41 on: March 24, 2008, 04:53:46 am »

I spoke with Dave... I think it was at TVI.  I had the same question about what is in the boxes.  He stated that they are 'proprietary drivers'.  But, after hearing a "high value" line array 2 nights ago at work, I will not take my chances with anything that is not one of the top 5 brands.  I just heard the A-line powered line array.  That is by far the worst sounding array of any type I have ever heard...so far.  I walked 30 degrees off axis and there was absolutely no treble whatsoever, just a bunch of muddy midbass.  If the TVI line array is even LOWER quality, I shudder to think what it sounds like.  

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Duncan McLennan

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Re: Anyone here of TVI Audio line arrays?
« Reply #42 on: March 24, 2008, 08:29:23 am »

Ouch!

Yep, I'd be hesitant to use anything other than some of the big name brands too.  I've heard lots of shows with V-DOSC that sounded like crap.  It's amazing how much the venue, implementation, hang, and other variables can make something so well respected sound awful.

Now imagine trying to compensate for those factors using a system that didn't sound that great in the first place.
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jeffhtg (Jeff Kenney)

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Re: Anyone here of TVI Audio line arrays?
« Reply #43 on: March 24, 2008, 10:38:58 am »

A-line is a very good sounding box. I spent many a hours listening to their product. Operator error.
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Re: Anyone here of TVI Audio line arrays?
« Reply #44 on: March 24, 2008, 03:52:19 pm »

jeffhtg (Jeff Kenney) wrote on Mon, 24 March 2008 09:38

A-line is a very good sounding box. I spent many a hours listening to their product. Operator error.


Having not heard or used the ALine system, I'm curious as to what operator-controlled parameters could account for the HF horizontal coverage issue that Duffin mentions.  It's a powered unit, so I can't blame processor pilot error on the user...

Inquiring mind,

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Re: Anyone here of TVI Audio line arrays?
« Reply #45 on: March 27, 2008, 07:59:48 pm »

could be hung improperly

One thing I really liked about the A line was their LSR HF.. Of course that will probably open up another set of doors for differences.
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Re: Anyone here of TVI Audio line arrays?
« Reply #46 on: March 31, 2008, 04:49:21 am »

The A-lines were not flown, they were 6 per side on top of subs.  To be fair, they sounded great straight back at FOH.  I have heard many other line arrays in that same room with the same setup-- none had as much of an off axis HF loss as the A-line.  

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Re: Anyone here of TVI Audio line arrays?
« Reply #47 on: March 31, 2008, 07:37:31 pm »

Tim Duffin wrote on Mon, 24 March 2008 04:53

...I will not take my chances with anything that is not one of the top 5 brands...

I can respect that statement if that is your choice, but if everyone thought like this, then people like Jeff would not be selling his popular new Growlers either.  I can't speak for TVI line-array products, but competition is the American way.  Very Happy
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Re: Anyone here of TVI Audio line arrays?
« Reply #48 on: March 31, 2008, 07:41:58 pm »

I received the dual 10" box today.

I ran it though its paces in passive mode a little today.  Give me a day or two and ill try it in biamp mode and check out the craftsmanship and quality.  

Ill take some pics and post them soon.
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Re: Anyone here of TVI Audio line arrays?
« Reply #49 on: March 31, 2008, 07:52:45 pm »

Scott Smith wrote on Mon, 31 March 2008 19:37

Tim Duffin wrote on Mon, 24 March 2008 04:53

...I will not take my chances with anything that is not one of the top 5 brands...

I can respect that statement if that is your choice, but if everyone thought like this, then people like Jeff would not be selling his popular new Growlers either.  I can't speak for TVI line-array products, but competition is the American way.  Very Happy

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